One 15-year-old dead, another airlifted after UTV crashed into truck head-on

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 12:32:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
By: Julia Bower, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

OSAGE COUNTY - One 15-year-old died and another was airlifted to University Hospital after they hit a truck head-on while driving a UTV Friday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, two 15-year-olds were riding in a UTV on County Road 413 west of Highway A in Osage County.

The 15-year-olds crossed the center of the road and struck the truck head-on, causing their UTV to overturn.

The truck was driven by a 17-year-old, who had no injuries reported.

The 15-year old driver was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The 15-year-old passenger died at the scene.

The incident occurred at 1:35 p.m. Friday.

This is MSHP Troop F's second fatality for the month of August and 48th for the year.

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